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Books and Reading: Book Clubs

So many books, so little time. Let us lead you to your next great read through the resources available in this guide.

Tulsa Library Book Club Roundup

Looking to join a book club? 

Take a look at this list of library discussion groups and their upcoming selections! Click on the library name for more information about that particular branch.

Bixby Library - Bixby Adult Book Discussion meets the last Wednesday of the month, 2:00-3:00pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: January 31st - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

Bixby Library - Manga for Grownups meets the 1st or 2nd Saturday of the month, 2:00-3:00pm. DC, Marvel, Manga, and other types of comics. NEXT UP: February 3rd - Come discuss your favorites.

Broken Arrow Library - Cover to Cover Adult Book Club meets the 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: February 6th - Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts.

Brookside Library - Brookside Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month, 1:30-2:30pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: February 12th - My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent.

Central Library - Central Book Discussion Group the last Thursday of the month, 2:00pm (beginning January 2018). Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: Thursday, January 25th, 2:00pm - Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.

Collinsville Library - Collinsville Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:00-1:00pm. Variety, though mostly mysteries, suspense, and women's fiction. NEXT UP: February 13th - Dictator by Robert Harris.

Glenpool Library - Cookbook Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:45pm. Cookbooks - participants try out recipes to bring to meetings. Registration required. Register online or call 918-549-7323. NEXT UP: January 16th - Focus is finger foods for parties/Super Bowl.

Hardesty Library - The Litwits meet the 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. Ages 25 and up. Variety of titles and genres, mostly fiction. NEXT UP: February 7th - Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka.

Helmerich Library - Books People Are Talking About meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month (except June & July), 12:15-1:15pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: January 17th - Discussion of books featuring the refugee and immigrant experience.

Helmerich Library - Mainly Mysteries meets the last Tuesday of the month, 6:00-7:15pm. Focuses on mysteries and mystery sub-genres. NEXT UP: January 30th - featuring Hanging Mary, Gone to Dust, and A Study in Scarlet Women, plus bring a paperback for the post-holiday book swap!

Jenks Library - Jenks Library Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month (except August), 1:30-2:30pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: January 18th - Call 918-549-7323 for this month's title.

Literacy Department - Literacy Book Club meets last Monday of the month (except May and December) 6:30-7:30pm at COLS (2901 S Harvard). Variety of titles and genres, mostly fiction; usually about 200 pages and Lexile 6th grade and below. Call ahead if attending first time (918-549-7400). NEXT UP: January 29th - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.

Martin Library - Full Cup Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10:00-11:00am. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: February 14th - The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott.

Schusterman-Benson Library - The Mystery Reader Roundtable meets the 1st Thursday of the month, 2:00-4:00pm. Focuses on mystery genre. NEXT UP: February 1st- Come discuss your recent reads and favorites.

South Broken Arrow Library - Beyond the Book meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, 2:00-3:00pm. Focuses on historical fiction, with some variation. NEXT UP: February 8th - The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin.

South Broken Arrow Library - In the Middle meets the last Monday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. For ages 9-12. Variety of titles and genres in Tween fiction. NEXT UP: January 29th - Call 918-549-7323 for this month's title.

Suburban Acres Library - Sista' Chat Book Club meets every three months, time and date varies. Variety of titles and genres. Call 918-549-7323 for more info on next meeting.

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This Week's Pick for Book Clubs

‚ÄčBehold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

/* Starred Review */ The American dream is put to the test by the economic disaster of 2007. Among the spate of novels forged in the crucible of the previous decade, Mbue's impressive debut deserves a singular place. This diversely peopled and crisply narrated story follows the trajectories of two Manhattan families, one at the top of the social heap and the other at the bottom. In the foreground is Jende Jonga, an immigrant from Cameroon, his wife, Neni, studying to be a pharmacist, and their young son. When Jende, who has been working as a dishwasher, scores a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a muckety-muck at Lehman Brothers with a troubled wife and similarly aged son, the fates of the Jongas and the Edwardses become entwined. Except for a nagging immigration problem being handled by a lousy lawyer, things go very well at first. Jende loves dressing up in a suit and driving a Lexus while Clark conducts endless cellphone conversations and laptop machinations in the back seat. Neni excels in school and becomes pregnant with a child who will be born a U.S. citizen. Then, during her summer hiatus in the Hamptons, Mrs. Edwards hires Neni to help with child care. One day she finds her employer disheveled and crashed out at midday; around this time, Clark starts having Jende take him for one-hour visits to the Chelsea Hotel. Cracks in the Edwards marriage are paralleled by trouble for the Jongas, too. Yet the  magnitude of the catastrophe makes itself clear only slowly—particularly to immigrant eyes, dazzled by everything from shopping at Pathmark to the presidency of Obama to the freedom of Occupy protesters to demonstrate without being rounded up and thrown into prison. They will learn. Realistic, tragic, and still remarkably kind to all its characters, this is a special book. (Kirkus Reviews)

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